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Professor Nicholas M. Michelli stands outside the Graduate Center City University of New York in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Michelli, who took part in New York's teacher-preparation-review process, believes the state should have intervened more strongly.
—Mark Abrasion for Education Week

N.Y. College's Experience Shows Conflicts Around Ed. School Closures

New York state's decision not to close an education school that had received a searing 2006 accreditation review has left unanswered questions as well as possible lessons. (December 16, 2014)

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03/26 11:29 am | In New York, Lawmakers Debate Yet Another Commission on Teacher Evaluation | In the fallout from his controversial proposal to tie increased education aid to policy shifts, Gov. Cuomo is eyeing a panel to rewrite teacher-evaluation rules.

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02/28 11:59 pm | Work Ethic and Audacity: The Heart of Teacher Leadership | For teachers, individual work ethic buys the chance to deviate from traditional pedagogical paths and try new things, Jessica Pack writes.

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When Teacher's Out: Building a Professional Substitute-Teaching Force
In this webinar, our guests discuss the role of the substitute teacher, the implications of teacher absences, and how school districts can improve the quality of substitute teachers.

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Commentary Collection: Perspectives on TFA in its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America's poorest schools and communities.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has pledged continued support for the Department of Education’s Teach to Lead initiative.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
Handle frustrations and challenges by approaching classroom management as a mystery—complicated and constantly changing—rather than as a straightforward puzzle, advises teacher Larry Ferlazzo.
March 24, 2015 - Teacher
New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
The common standards have had positive and negative results for teacher Ariel Sacks, who says that the key to realizing their potential is teacher input.
March 23, 2015 - Education Week
Charlotte Danielson explains what a study uncovered about the kind of support educators need to implement the standards.
March 23, 2015 - Education Week
When students are motivated by star charts and glitter pencils instead of a love of knowledge, writes Justin Minkel, they stop paying attention to what they're supposed to be learning.
March 23, 2015 - Teacher
As more and more education discussions focus on STEM, English teacher Jess Burnquist reflects on the continued importance of literature and creativity in schools.
March 18, 2015 - Teacher
For Women's History Month, librarian Chiquita Toure argues that it's time to stop just studying what women have done and start teaching girls about what they can do.
March 18, 2015 - Teacher
Arguments in an Ohio case revolved around whether the requirement that teachers report child abuse turns them into agents of law enforcement.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
An apparent fracture has opened up between two major players in the increasingly edgy teacher education field, with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education approving a resolution stating that there is a “crisis of confidence” toward the national accreditor for teacher colleges.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week

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